MSI launches Big Bang-XPower II motherboard for militant overclockers

Motherboards sporting Intel's X79 chipset are finally starting to make a decent dent in the marketplace and, after showing off a pair of options at IDF, MSI is back with a model for the serious builders out there. The Big Bang-XPower II comes packing the features you'd expect of any gamer-friendly MoBo, including four-way SLI and CrossFire support, PCIe 3.0, eight DDR3 slots and plenty of extra power connectors for hooking up your high-powered parts. And the company is taking care of overclockers too with military grade components and features like Direct OC, which lets you tweak your CPU's frequency with the push of a button. Check out the PR after the break and hit up the source for a few more pics.

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For Xtreme Only - MSI Big Bang-XPower II
Featuring 22-phase PWM design and the support of 4-way NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFire technology

(Industry, CA) -- Leading mainboard manufacturer MSI announces today the official release of the Big Bang-XPower II, a flagship mainboard based on the Intel® X79 Express chipset! Featuring the latest PCI Express Gen 3 standard and 4-way NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFire technology with 8 slots of Quad-Channel memory to achieve extreme performance, the Big Bang-XPower II mainboard also adapts a 22-phase PWM design with Hybrid Digital Power, and incorporates dual 8-pin CPU and single 6-pin VGA power connectors to reach Xtreme Power Design. With the introduction of MIL-STD-810G certified Military Class III components, the Big Bang-XPower II comes equipped with extreme materials such as the Hi-c CAPs for CPU power supply. In terms of extreme overclocking, the Big Bang-XPower II provides PCI-E CeaseFire for easily turning on/off graphics card slots and maximizing overclocking performance. Several convenient technologies are also provided including V-Check Points, Direct OC and Easy Button 3. With extreme performances in 4 Xtremes, the Big Bang-XPower II is the optimal weapon for enthusiastic overclockers to break world records!

The MSI Big Bang-XPower II supports the latest PCI Express Gen 3 standard, delivering a staggering 32GB/s of maximum bandwidth, doubling that of the previous generation. Extremely powerful 3D performance can be achieved via 4-way NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFire multi-GPU processing technology. Furthermore, the Big Bang-XPower II supports up to 8 DDR3 memory modules to reach a staggering capacity of 128GB! The MSI Big Bang-XPower II adapts the latest and most comprehensive specification for computer players to break overclocking world records.

Xtreme Power Design: 22-phase PWM design with Hybrid Digital Power; dual 8-pin CPU and single 6-pin VGA power connectors
The MSI Big Bang-XPower II is the first in the industry to use a 22-phase PWM design with Hybrid Digital Power to deliver up to 770W output, 2.4 times the reference 9-phase design! With dual 8-pin CPU power connectors, an additional 300W power is provided for intensive CPU processing. Additionally, an extra 150W of power is provided via the single 6-pin VGA power connector, boosting the performance of the 4-way NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFire multi-GPU processing technology.

Xtreme Components: Latest Military Class III components with All Hi-c CAPs for CPUThe MSI Big Bang-XPower II introduces the latest Military Class III components that include Hi-c CAP, SFC, Solid CAP and the world's leading next generation DrMOS - DrMOS II! The innovative double thermal protection introduced in DrMOS II is integrated to ensure the longest life of components. In order to provide the most reliable experience, all Military Class III components have passed MIL-STD-810G certification. Moreover, the All Hi-c CAPs for CPU achieve optimal electrical performance and helps withstand the installation of a powerful heat sink for extreme overclocking. It is a design that emphasizes both high performance and stability.

Xtreme Overclocking: PCI-E CeaseFire, Direct OC, V-Check Points and Esay Button 3
The MSI Big Bang-XPower II adapts many extreme overclocking features. The PCI-E CeaseFire can turn on or off graphics cards through an easy switch without physically removing the cards, providing great convenience especially during multi-GPUs platform tests. The Direct OC button can fine-tune the CPU BCLK frequency down to an interval of 0.1MHz, which is key to breaking overclocking world records. The convenient V-Check Points allow users to read voltage values directly from CPU/memory/chipset with the use of a multi-meter. The onboard Easy Button 3 can easily turn off power and reset the computer without the need to externally connect any auxiliary devices.